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Diabetes Prevention

More than 84 million Americans -- 1 in 3 adults -- have prediabetes, and 90% of them don’t even know it! Prediabetes is a condition where blood sugars are higher than normal but aren’t high enough to be classified as diabetes. People with prediabetes are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes!

Are you at risk? Find out with a one-minute risk assessment.

You can work to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes through healthy lifestyle changes, and our Diabetes Prevention Program can help! Call 541-880-2770 or email us to learn more. Register for the Diabetes Prevention Program's free information class. Our next group of classes starts at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at the Wellness Center, 128 S. 11th St. Class is limited to 15 people.

Risk factors

  • Being overweight;
  • Being 45 years or older;
  • Having a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes;
  • Being physically active less than 3 times a week;
  • Ever having gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or giving birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds; or
  • Having polycystic ovary syndrome.

Prediabetes symptoms

You can have prediabetes, or higher than normal blood sugars, for years without any clear symptoms. It often goes undetected until more serious symptoms of type 2 diabetes start happening. Instead, it is important to know and discuss the risk factors with your health care provider.

Diabetes Prevention Program details.

Learn more about Sky Lakes Diabetes Services.

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